Seek permission, Maoists tell NGOs, INGOs

Rukum, May 11:

The Maoists have warned the NGOs and INGOs that they will not let them launch any programme in the district without their permission.

In charge of Maoist district committee (Rukum), Purna Gharti alias Avash, in a statement issued today, said the NGOs and INGOs should launch their programmes after coordinating with District Peoples’ Government (DPG) as per the concepts of Central Peoples’ Council (CPC) and Magarat Autonomous Region (MAR).

The statement adds that all the activities carried out without the permission of MAR and DPG will be suspended.

It states that a close watch will be kept on the activities of the NGOs. Regional Coordinator of INSEC, Bhola Mahat , who is in Rukum said INGOs and NGOs should be allowed to function without any hurdle.

The statement also sought the quashing of all appointments made by the king and initiating a probe into the cases of irregularities and corruption in all offices.

The district administration has been asked to remove barbed wires and sentry posts established in private houses and schools within a week.

Rebel ‘warning’

KATHMANDU: The Newar National Liberation Front, an ethnic wing of the Maoists, on Thursday accused the seven-party alliance of “breaching” the 12-point pact and are planning “warning programmes.”

Prabesh Man Shrestha, its leader said: “The alliance has breached the understanding. We will launch programmes in the districts to warn people of the conspiracies the parties are hatching.” — HNS